The admission of the States of Wyoming and Idaho to the Union are events full of interest and congratulation, not only to the people of those States now happily endowed with a full participation in our privileges and responsibilities, but to all our people. Another belt of States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Second Annual Message, December 1, 1890. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897, p. 118, Government Printing Office (1898).
Six new states entered the Union in the Harrison administration, more than any other in the nation's history.